Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Save Sept. 19 for an Interesting Evening of Reading and Love

Last winter in the depth of our despair the Quebec Writers' Federation asked me if I'd like to be one of two writers to present a favourite novel that has been translated into the other official language as part of the Festival international de littérature. The date proposed was September 19 which seemed epochs away, but I was extremely pleased to be asked and settled on Neil Bissoondath's The Unyeilding Clamour of the Night.

But time passes, and yesterday the festival's programming was announced, so I can officially invite you to Reading: Un Acte d'amour (or Lire : An Act of Love, depending on your linguistic preferences. ) François Barcelo will be presenting Tarmac by Nicolas Dickne and Sherry Simon, noted translater and literary theorist, will animate the evening. Both novels have been translated elegantly, the Bissoondath by Paul Gagnon and Lori St-Martin and the Dickner by Lazar Lederhendler.

So save Monday, September 19 for a interesting evening: 7:30 p.m. at the Sala Rossa, 4848 St.Laurent in Mile-End.

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